Digital Stories

Digital Storytelling: Course Reflection

I have just finished a coursera online MOOC on Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling. I have decided to write a series of blog posts to share my lessons learned, my experience and the finished story of the course. You may want to read earlier posts before going ahead with this.

1. Digital Storytelling: Introductory Post

2. My Digital Story: Topic, Script and Storyboard

3. My Digital Story: Gathering and Creating Image and Video Resources

4. Audio Narration and Background Music in Digital Storytelling

5. Principles of Story-boarding: Published StoryRead More »Digital Storytelling: Course Reflection

Principles of Storyboarding for e-Learning design: A digital story

I have just finished a coursera online MOOC on Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling. I have decided to write a series of blog posts to share my lessons learned, experience and finished story of the course. You may want to read earlier posts before going ahead with this.

1. Digital Storytelling: Introductory Post

2. My Digital Story: Topic, Script and Storyboard

3. My Digital Story: Gathering and Creating Image and Video Resources

4. Audio Narration and Background Music in Digital Storytelling


Title of Digital Story: Principles of Storyboarding.

Software or Tool?
I began my work in Microsoft PowerPoint and finished it in WeVideo. I added transitions and time delays depending on a close approximate of the narration per slide and frame. I saved the PowerPoint as a movie file (without any audios) and imported the video to WeVideo site after creating a free account. I imported my audio narration and music track and aligned them to the right sections of the video. I exported the final video in WeVideo.Read More »Principles of Storyboarding for e-Learning design: A digital story

Audio Narration and Background Music in digital Storytelling

I have just finished a coursera online MOOC on Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling. I have decided to write a series of blog posts to share my lessons learned, experience and finished story of the course. You may want to read earlier posts before going ahead with this.

1. Digital Storytelling: Introductory Post

2. My Digital Story: Topic, Script and Storyboard

3. My Digital Story: Gathering and Creating Image and Video Resources


One of the seven elements of a good digital Story as discussed in an earlier post is the power or uniqueness of your voice. The ability to engage the emotional power of your voice to pass across the content of your story, makes your story either engaging or boring. Creating a good audio Narration is therefore a very important consideration in creating digital stories. Locating the right background music as well helps to portray properly the content.Read More »Audio Narration and Background Music in digital Storytelling

My Digital Story: Gathering and Creating Image and Video Resources

I have just finished a coursera online MOOC on Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling. I have decided to write a series of blog posts to share my lessons learned, experience and finished story of the course. You may want to read earlier posts before going ahead with this.

1. Digital Storytelling: Introductory Post

2. My Digital Story: Topic, Script and Storyboard


In the creation of digital stories, it is important to write a good script, and also draw up a good storyboard for your story. Once that is done, the next thing is to gather all resources you intend to use, like images and videos. You will need to look for suitable images and videos or create your own, for your story. There are quite a lot of things surrounding copyright issues and how to get free images on the Web and I fell victim of this in my early days of blogging, however I would not go into the details of how to get free images for blogs and stories in this post.Read More »My Digital Story: Gathering and Creating Image and Video Resources

My Digital Story: Topic, Script and Storyboard

I have just finished a coursera online MOOC on Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling. I have decided to write a series of blog posts to share my lessons learned, experience and finished story of the course. You may want to read earlier posts before going ahead with this.

1. Digital Storytelling: Introductory Post


Sometime in September, I was to begin a series of posts to share my learning experience from a coursera online MOOC I took recently on Digital Storytelling and its educational uses. Unfortunately after that first introductory post (you may want to consider reading the first post), work took me up and I couldn’t blog through. However, I have decided I will still document and share my experience with a few other blog posts and here it is! Therefore, in this blog post I will introduce my topic, its educational audience and uses, my script and show you my storyboard for my story.Read More »My Digital Story: Topic, Script and Storyboard